NUMBERS GAME by Deepu Narayanan • Last updated on ShareTweet This was South Africa’s first home series win against Australia since their re-admission into international cricket. © AFP Nasty verbal exchanges. Overdone celebrations. Suspension. Overturning suspension. Ball tampering. Bans. This series had it all. And yes, a bit of competitive cricket was also played in the meantime. Australia continued the rich vein of form from the Ashes Down Under winning the first Test in Durban, but South Africa hit back in the second Test through a brilliant spell by Kagiso Rabada on the first afternoon in Port Elizabeth, followed by a masterly crafted hundred by AB de Villiers. The teams arrived in Cape Town with scores locked 1-1 but the untoward incidents on the third day afternoon meant on field action took a backseat. The hosts made short work of Australia on the fourth day to go up 2-1 and completed the formalities with the knockout punch in the final Test at the Wanderers. South Africa broke the hoodoo by winning their first home series against Australia since their re-admission to the international cricket fraternity in 1991/92. This was their third series win against Australia at home following their 3-1… Read full this story
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